09 January, 2014

Revlon: Chroma Chameleon - Cobalt (plus Hearts of Gold FX)

Now for a belated post on my NYE manicure...
 
For some reason deep blue seems to represent New Year's celebrations to me because I think of it as an equally glamorous, slightly edgier party alternative to vampy red so I chose Revlon's Cobalt as my base manicure.  Cobalt is a deep indigo blue with a very subtle violet duochrome shimmer and one of two shades I recently bought from Revlon's Chroma Chameleon range.  The Chroma Chameleon polishes are all duochrome metallic and from this first impression promise much more duochrome in the bottle than deliver on the nail - one of my pet peeves when it comes to nail polish. I applied three coats to get good coverage because this was a little sheer - the other issue was brushstrokes although I largely camouflaged this with a sweep of topcoat. 
 
On my accent nail I topped Cobalt with three coats of Hearts of Gold FX, another Revlon polish from their Top Speed line.  HOGFX is a glitter topper comprising superfine gold glitter with rather large holographic hearts.  It takes a little fishing with the brush to scoop up the hearts and some deliberate placement on the nail but overall I was happy with the result. 
 
All pictures taken in indirect daylight:
 
 
 
Not really a duochrome but the wonderful shade of blue almost makes up for that disappointment.
 
Until next time.


18 comments:

  1. Aw this is so pretty! I absolutely love the top coat!

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    1. I snapped it up for just $3 at Myer!

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  2. I love deep blues for new years too, high five us!

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  3. Sooo cute! Love it!
    Kisses

    http://pinkkisses-pinklove.blogspot.com.ar/

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  4. The heart glitters make up for it, too - so cute!!!

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  5. Can I borrow the hearts? SOOOO cute!! I love purple on you as always :D

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    1. The hearts picked up the mani for sure!

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  6. LOVE this!

    http://cdaydreams.blogspot.com/

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  7. What a great blue! I usually think of black and silver for New Year's somehow. This is a lovely manicure to start the year!

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    1. I saw your black and silver combination - just stunning Liz!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoyed your NYE too :)

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  9. I'm with Larie on the heart shaped glitters, such a cute combo!

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    1. You know me! I'll always find an excuse to rock the glitter and I enjoyed the end result :)

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